Hong Kong police arrest former Apple Daily journalist Fung Wai-kong

Hong Kong police arrested a former senior journalist with the Apple Daily newspaper at the international airport on Sunday night on a suspected national security charge as he tried to leave the city, according to media reports. Fung Wai-kong would be the seventh staffer at the pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper to be arrested on national… Read More Hong Kong police arrest former Apple Daily journalist Fung Wai-kong

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy tabloid Apple Daily issues final edition following forced closure

Hong Kong’s most vocal pro-democracy newspaper, Apple Daily, printed its last edition on Thursday after a stormy year in which its tycoon owner and other staff were arrested under a new national security law, and its assets were frozen. The closure of the popular tabloid, which mixes pro-democracy views with celebrity gossip and investigations of… Read More Hong Kong’s pro-democracy tabloid Apple Daily issues final edition following forced closure

Hong Kong court denies bail request of detained Apple Daily executives

Two executives of Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily, charged under a national security law, were denied bail on Saturday in a case that has drawn international condemnation and stoked fears over media freedoms in the financial hub. Editor-in-chief Ryan Law 47 and chief executive officer Cheung Kim-hung 59 were among five Apple Daily executives… Read More Hong Kong court denies bail request of detained Apple Daily executives

Hong Kong police charges two Apple Daily executives with collusion with foreign country

Hong Kong police charged the chief editor and chief executive of pro-democracy tabloid Apple Daily on Friday with collusion with a foreign country, a national security case that has sent chills through the city’s media. On Thursday, 500 police raided the media outlet and officers were seen sitting in front of computers in the newsroom… Read More Hong Kong police charges two Apple Daily executives with collusion with foreign country

Hong Kong police raid pro-democracy tabloid Apple Daily over national security law

Five hundred Hong Kong police officers sifted through reporters’ computers and notebooks at pro-democracy tabloid Apple Daily on Thursday, the first case in which authorities have cited media articles as potentially violating the national security law. Around dawn, police arrested five executives of the newspaper, and officers were later seen sitting at computers in the… Read More Hong Kong police raid pro-democracy tabloid Apple Daily over national security law

Jailed Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai handed new 14 months sentence over unauthorised assembly

Jailed Hong Kong media tycoon and Beijing critic Jimmy Lai was given a new prison sentence of 14 months on Friday over his role in an unauthorised assembly on October 1, 2019, during one of the city’s pro-democracy rallies that year. This month, Lai – who is already serving sentences adding up to 14 months… Read More Jailed Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai handed new 14 months sentence over unauthorised assembly

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai jailed for unauthorised assembly

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai will serve 12 months in prison for taking part in an unauthorised assembly during the 2019 mass pro-democracy protests in the Chinese-ruled financial hub. Hong Kong’s District Court Judge Amanda Woodcock gave Lai a 15-month sentence, reduced by three months in mitigation. Martin Lee, who helped launch the city’s… Read More Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai jailed for unauthorised assembly

Hong Kong court convicts democrats on unauthorised assembly charges

A Hong Kong court found seven prominent democrats guilty of unauthorised assembly charges, including 82-year-old barrister Martin Lee and media tycoon Jimmy Lai, 72, the latest blow to the city’s beleaguered democracy movement. Lee, who helped launch the city’s largest opposition Democratic Party in the 1990s and is often called the former British colony’s “father… Read More Hong Kong court convicts democrats on unauthorised assembly charges